A roast dinner is a firm favourite amongst many. It is enjoyed by old and young alike, offering tradition as well as something seriously tasty. And it doesn’t just have to be limited to Sundays! Increasingly, party hosts are choosing to incorporate a roast as an ideal catering option. After all, it includes plenty of variety, involves lovely fresh food and is relatively straightforward.
Whether you want really good roasties, or magnificent meat – you are sure to deliver the ultimate roast with our top tips:
1) Perfect potatoes – the good old ‘roastie’ is many people’s favourite form of potato. This involves a nice crunchy exterior, but fluffy interior. An easy way to achieve this is to parboil your potatoes and toss with salt and semolina grains before roasting in the oven. This will allow for that lovely crunch!
2) Vamp up your veggies – some people complain about the vegetables on a roast dinner being underwhelming. You can easily avoid this by serving some more interesting options, especially if it is a special occasion like Christmas. Purple sprouting broccoli can look great, whilst sweet potato and butternut squash mash is a sure winner.
3) Great gravy – for a bit of interest why not add a spoonful of cranberry sauce to your gravy? This gives a great festive kick!
4) Mix up your meat – when it comes to roasts, people can quickly become bored of standard beef options and the inevitable turkey at Christmas. A choice proving popular at the moment is having a hog roast.